Category Archives: Mergers & Acquisitions

News about mergers and acquisitions in edtech.

Blackboard Nivel Siete EDBRIEF 08 2015 EDUKWEST

EDBRIEF: Blackboard acquires Moodle Provider Nivel Siete

Keeping its pace of edtech acquisitions, Blackboard announced that the company has acquired Nivel Siete, a Moodle provider based in Colombia. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Founded in 2002, Nivel Siete has over 200 customers reaching over 400.000 learners in Latin America. The company will continue to operate under the Nivel Siete brand.

Interestingly, as EDUKWEST reported in July, Blackboard itself might be up for sale for up to $3 billion.

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News Corp Amplify Sale EDBRIEF 08 2015 EDUKWEST

EDBRIEF: News Corp plans Amplify Sale

News Corp wrote down the value of Amplify after another disappointing sales season leading to an operating loss of $24 million, leading to a $371 write-off.

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Unizin CourseLoad EDBRIEF 08 2015 EDUKWEST

EDBRIEF: Unizin acquires E-Textbook Platform Courseload

Unizin, a consortium of higher education institutions, acquired e-textbook platform Courseload. Part of the team will join Unizin, further terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Blackboard Sale

EDBRIEF: Blackboard Majority Owner seeks $3 billion Sale

Reuters reports that Blackboard might be on the market with a $3 billion price tag attached to it. According to sources, majority owner Providence Equity Partners LLC, who took Blackboard private in 2011, hired Deutsche Bank and Bank of America to run an auction for the company.

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Noodle AllClasses EDBRIEF 07 2015 EDUKWEST

EDBRIEF: Education Search Engine Noodle acquires AllClasses

New York-based education search engine Noodle acquired Boston-based AllClasses. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, VentureBeat reports that it is an all-equity deal.

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